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  • Community Foundations Leveraging Information To Raise Cash

    By Don McNamara — September 1, 2008

    Match this: More than $800,000 raised in 45 minutes and it didn’t involve a weapon of any kind.

  • Tight Economy Squeezes Inventories At Resale Stores

    By Tom Pope — September 1, 2008

    In a struggling economy many resale stores are finding sales increase as the public seeks bargains. This boom gives The Salvation Army a nervous headache.

  • Henry Suhrke, Philanthropy Law Pioneer, Dead At 83

    By Mark Hrywna — August 28, 2008

    Henry Suhrke is being remembered as an early pioneer in charitable law and fundraising regulation who also founded Philanthropy Monthly, one of the first publications to focus on the sector.

  • Can you answer when a donor asks: “Why Me?”

    By The NonProfit Times — August 26, 2008

    Anyone affiliated with a nonprofit knows that any attempt at fundraising can be met with a barrage of questions.

  • Census: 800,000 More Lived In Poverty Last Year

    By Mark Hrywna — August 26, 2008

    The number of people living in poverty in the United States grew by 800,000 between 2006 and 2007, but the number of people without health insurance dropped by 1.3 million and real median household income rose by 1.3 percent.

    Though the nation’s official poverty rate was statistically unchanged, remaining at 12.5 percent, the aggregate numbers climbed from 36.5 million to 37.3 million, according to “Income, Poverty and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2007,” released by the U.S. Census Bureau. The number of people without health insurance dropped from 47 million (15.8 percent) in 2006 to 45.7 million (15.3 percent) in 2007 and real median household income reached $50,233, the third consecutive year it increased.

  • McCain, Obama To Make Joint Appearance For Volunteerism

    By The NonProfit Times — August 25, 2008

    Presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama will discuss their views on national service and civic engagement in the post-9/11 world during a prime time forum on the evening of Sept. 11 in New York City.

  • Get Your Board’s Hands Dirty

    By Don McNamara — August 18, 2008

    Ask not what the board can do for the organization, but what the organization can do for the board. Hint: Let ’em get their hands dirty.

  • Accreditation program offered for Muslim charities

    By Mark Hrywna — August 13, 2008

    With the holy month of Ramadan approaching, two organizations have joined forces to help raise the bar on accountability and transparency for Muslim charities in the U.S.

  • Points of Light Refunds Continue

    By The NonProfit Times — August 11, 2008

    Some 1,200 customers are expected to receive refunds or have their travel plans fulfilled by the time the Points of Light Institute completes the process sometime in the next month. Another round of refunds went out last week and the Points of Light Institute hopes to complete it by Labor Day.

  • Donors… Romancing the ask

    By The NonProfit Times — August 10, 2008

    The importance of making the ask cannot be overemphasized, but “making” the ask might not be the best operative term.


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